The Structure of Objects

The Structure of Objects

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The objects we encounter in ordinary life and scientific practice - cars, trees, people, houses, molecules, galaxies, and the like - have long been a fruitful source of perplexity for metaphysicians. The Structure of Objects gives an original analysis of those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in our ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. Koslicki focuses on material objects in particular, or, as metaphysicians like to call
them "concrete particulars", i.e., objects which occupy a single region of space-time at each time at which they exist and which have a certain range of properties that go along with space-occupancy, such as weight, shape, color, texture, and temperature. The Structure of Objects focuses in particular on the
question of how the parts of such objects, assuming that they have parts, are related to the wholes which they compose.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0199592519
  • 9780199592517
  • 854,363

Table of contents

1. STANDARD MEREOLOGY; 2. A CONTEMPORARY STRUCTURE-BASED MEREOLOGY; 3. ANCIENT STRUCTURE-BASED MEREOLOGIES; 4. AN ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURE-BASED THEORY
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Review from previous edition Philosophers interested in mereological issues will profit from Koslicki's book. * Paul Hovda, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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About Kathrin Koslicki

Kathrin Koslicki is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her interests are metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ancient Greek philosophy, particularly Aristotle.
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